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  • Summary: The mysterious Red Planet, Mars, has inspired countless science fiction dreams and nightmares. Now, for the first time, experience the reality of the Marc surface as seen through the eyes of two intrepid, death-defying explorers -- Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars Rovers -- in the spectacular new giant screen adventure Roving Mars. (Walt Disney Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
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  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    A splendidly photographed IMAX 2-D film, takes us breathlessly through the process of designing Spirit and Opportunity, the two plucky Mars rovers that have been sending images 300 million miles since they hit the Red Planet in 2003.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    The movie is more compelling than exciting with one exception: the kind of rocket blast-off sequence for which IMAX screens were seemingly invented.
  3. Reviewed by: Nathan Lee
    If many of the scenes are fake, however, the thrill of the project is not, and what we do see of the surface - hyperclear photographs on the scale of 100-by-180 feet - is out of this world.
  4. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirschling
    The mission is an impressive coup for NASA - these scientists are smart! - but it doesn't quite slam-dunk as a fully satisfying IMAX experience.
  5. Roving Mars is bound to inspire hordes of young science geeks to dream about sending in their resumes. The rest of us may not feel so excited.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Esposito
    The sad thing is, even for NASA/space fans, a snooze isn't out of the question despite the film's scant 40-minute running time.
  7. Sometimes comes on like a NASA commercial; those logos loom gigantic on the IMAX screen. More troublingly, the film fails to explain how computer animations were combined with actual imagery from the missions.

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  1. HanselH.
    Mar 9, 2006
    Good photos, good music(Philip Glass), good documentary. Worth every penny. Glad it's on IMAX. If you like space and science, this is for you.